‘Driven to destitution’: Delivery riders in Britain are struggling as takeout orders plummet

The demand for take-outs has largely dropped as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Food delivery riders are struggling to make enough money to live off due to a lack of orders being made on apps like Uber Eats and Deliveroo. According to the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB), almost every rider has seen demand plummet since the lockdown began in the UK in March. In a bid to increase revenues, the food delivery apps are trying to onboard new restaurants.

Shead S. (2020), ‘‘Driven to destitution’: Delivery riders in Britain are struggling as takeout orders plummet’, CNBC, 23 Apr.

Metadata

  • Article
  • Yes
  • transport
  • On-location platform-determined routine work
  • Deliveroo, Uber Eats
  • COVID-19, income
  • English
  • CNBC
  • 2020
  • Open access
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